The many health benefits of vitamins

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ORLANDO, FL. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — If you avoid the sun, suffer from food allergies and don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, you’re likely suffering from a vitamin deficiency. In fact, 46% of American adults don’t get enough vitamin C. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 42% of people are vitamin D deficient and 90% don’t get enough vitamin E.

Consuming too little of these essential vitamins can be dangerous, even fatal.

Do you feel weak? Sleeping troubles? Blurry vision? All of these symptoms could be a sign that you are not getting enough vitamin C.

Vitamin C is essential for our immune system. It also plays a vital role in joint health, mood and promotes eye health.

One in 20 people don’t get the recommended daily amount, even though many experts believe it’s easy to get enough vitamin C simply through a healthy diet. An orange or a cup of raw strawberries or broccoli gives you one hundred percent of your vitamin C.

“I’m a doctor and I prescribe drugs, but I always like to take the natural approach whenever possible, and food is medicine,” said Gene Lewis, MD of the University of California, San Francisco.

Vitamin D is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones, but around one billion people worldwide are deficient in it. A new study reveals that a lack of vitamin D may be linked to an increased risk of dementia and stroke. The best foods fortified with vitamin D include salmon, canned tuna, egg yolks, orange juice, and mushrooms.

And how do you get your vitamin E?

You can get your recommended daily amounts from foods like nuts, green vegetables like broccoli and spinach, and vegetable oils. Your body needs it to boost its immune system. Some research even suggests that vitamin E may delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, liver disease, and prostate cancer.

To improve the absorption of vitamin supplements, take them with meals containing at least ten grams of fat or more. And keep in mind that an overdose of dietary vitamins is unlikely.

However, it is possible to consume too much through supplements, which can lead to negative side effects and harm your health.

Contributors to this report include: Marsha Lewis, producer; Roque Correa, videographer and editor.

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